As a reminder to citizens, cities would staff a team of talent developers who invite "people at risk" to adopt a learning program and work with them to design a curriculum and apprenticeship program. Learning would be accessible, ample, and affordable; these recruiters get people to join in.
This is part three of a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the Velocity conference in September 2009. We’ll post a new idea each day until we run out, at which point we’re counting on you to come up with something smart. Do you have a good idea for improving your city? Add it in the comments below, or tweet it to @GOOD with hashtag #cityideas—we’ll publish the best ones. Tomorrow’s idea: Tech Missions.